How to cook pasta?
Pasta is truly a universal product used by millions of Housewives in domestic kitchens every day. Their popularity they deserve excellent taste, affordable price and ease of preparation. However, that last factor is not always fair, and the question how to cook pasta hurts not only men but also women, in which they may stick together, come out tasteless or slippery. To make this pastry was a great standalone dish or a great side dish, you need to know how to cook pasta correctly.
What kind of pasta is better?
For starters, you need to choose those pasta that due to its composition will not adhere and spread when cooking. These include products made from durum wheat, fully justify its relatively inflated price. A little overpaid, the hostess will receive not only delicious, but also really useful vermicelli, are allowed to use, even people who are on diet to reduce weight.
Another advantage of durum wheat – the presence of a large amount of carbohydrates, which fill the body with energy and bring a sense of satiety. Eating sensible serving of such pasta, the body receives the necessary to maintain the health of elements and substances, while avoiding consumption of sodium, which accelerates the aging process.
How to cook pasta?
To prepare the pasta you will need a big pan, with a volume of at least 3 L. This size is necessary in order that during cooking the water has boiled away and the pasta had enough space. Pour half a liter of water, put on a high heat, add salt to taste and wait for boiling.
Drop the pasta into boiling water and wait for the secondary to boil, then reduce the heat to low. You need to make sure the water is boiled only slightly, but was not in a calm state. Cover the pot better not to cover that the water does not boil dry and not flooded plate. While boiling the pasta, they must stir from time to time. After about 7-8 minutes the noodles you can try. The finished product should not be boiled, but not solid with the remnants of flour in the middle. Usually on the package cooking time, which must be followed.
Svalivsheesya pasta recline in a colander or a special pot on legs with small apertures that allow the liquid to drain, then season it with sunflower or butter depending on personal preference.
Alternative methods of cooking pasta
There are other methods of cooking pasta, in which there is no need to monitor the intensity of the fire or constantly agitated. They all require the availability of modern appliances.
- The pasta in the steamer. In the rice bowl put the right amount of noodles and fill it with water so that the fluid level is 2 cm higher than the level of pasta. Add salt to taste and 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, to avoid clumping. Cook under a lid for about 15 minutes.
- Pasta in a microwave oven. Take the pasta and water in the ratio 1:2, that is, a pound of pasta require one liter of water. Pour water into a glass container with a lid and put in the microwave until boiling. Then pour the flour, making sure the liquid completely covered, add salt to taste, add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil (or one, if a little pasta), installed power of 500 W and cook for 10 minutes. For thin products, the cooking time should be reduced.
- Pasta in the slow cooker. Pour into the bowl multivarki pasta, fill with water above the level of the products 2 cm, add about 20-30 grams of butter (or 1-2 tablespoons vegetable), put the mode of cooking for a couple» or «risotto» and set time for 12 minutes.